The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 - presents: "Celebrating Naples: A Journey Through History" a presentation by Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM Anita Sanseverino will present a lecture and accompanying dvd about the history of Naples and why it should be on the priorit...

The number of visitors to culture-rich Italian 'cities of art' increased by 22.8% between 2010 and 2017, rising from 93.9 million to 115.3 million, according to data presented at the 22nd Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities Fair on Wednesday. The rise was spearheaded by Matera, the Basilicata gem that will be European Capital of Culture next year an...

L’Italia non parteciperà militarmente a una possibile azione promossa dagli Stati Uniti contro la Siria ma questo non esclude che il nostro Paese, come è avvenuto in passato, possa fornire un sostegno tramite le basi americane ospitate sul nostro territorio in base al bilateral infrastructure agreement che disciplina la presenza di queste strutture...

There are few people who raise the same respect, admiration and fondness in equal measure among both the two large groups to which We the Italians refers: the Italian Americans and the Italians born in Italy whom then emigrated to the United States. While they have a love for Italy in common, they share slightly different visions of our country. Th...

Following the recent decision of UNESCO to inscribe the art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo in itsList of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume of Rome have organized a week of events to celebrate Neapolitan Pizza in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Pizza-making dem...

Inhibition of the oncogenic kinase AKT, a key protein governing the cell cycle, was found to arrest cancer cell proliferation and triggered their programmed death by apoptosis. The study, published today in Oncogene, represents significant progress in the clinical translation of previous basic scientific discoveries. “Understanding the molecular fe...

Caliendo’s Banda Napoletana is aiming to cap off its 45th anniversary year with new uniform hats for its musicians. One of the few authentic Italian festival bands left in America, the ensemble was launched by Raffaele Strocchia in 1926, and is now run by Strocchia’s cousin Marty Caliendo.  “All of the years playing outdoors in virtually every type...

L’Accademia Napoletana, per la lingua e cultura di Napoli, presieduta dal dott. Massimiliano Verde,  è stata formalmente presentata nel Febbraio del 2016 alla presenza del Primo Cittadino di Napoli, dott. Luigi de Magistris, e si pone come obiettivo quello di tutelare, promuovere, sensibilizzare, in Italia e all’estero, specie le nuove generazioni,...

The Italian Film Festival in St Louis this year will bring you on a cinematic and culinary tour of Italy. The festival begins April 6th and lasts for four weekends ending on April 28th. This is the fourteenth edition of the festival, and this year, being the "The Year of Italian Food", as announced by the Italian Ministries of Culture and Agricultu...

Have you ever heard of “struffoli?” They are deep fried morsels of dough that expand as they cook. Have you ever tasted “struffoli?” After they are fried they get bathed in warm honey and adorned with sprinkles and some orange zest. Got your mouth watering yet? Their texture is such that they are crunchy on the outside but tender on the inside. It...